The Illinois High School Association announced the 2020 Student Section Showdown Champions. For the second consecutive year, William Fremd High School was named the Class 3A/4A champions. Fremd’s repeat is the first in the event’s six-year history.
The event consists of schools submitting videos of their student sections during various events. The videos are then judged by the IHSA Student Advisory Committee. The videos are judged on a variety of categories including sportsmanship, spirit, student participation and originality.
Schaumburg High School senior Courtney Larsen has been competing in pageants for nearly a decade. On September 26, she achieved a milestone when she was named the 2020 National American Miss Illinois Teen.
Larsen said she was shocked when announcement had been made.
“There were definitely tears shed,” she said. “I have never won a title before.&n...
Township High School District 211 has announced that their annual College Night will be held virtually, October 20, starting at 6:00 p.m. The event will consist of four 25-minute sessions, during which attendees will be able to choose from eight presentations hosted by college and university representatives.
Currently, more than 30 colleges and universities will be participating in the virtual meetings. As students ...
October 12-16, is National School Lunch Week. Throughout District 211 members of our food service department have continued to work to ensure that, even during remote learning, out students have access to stable meals. To date, District 211 has provided more than 1 million meals since the initial move to remote learning, and our food service staff continue to pack more meal bags every day while still providing normal meal service for teachers and staff members working in the schools.
Last month, the National Merit Scholarship program released its list of the 2021 semifinalists in their 66th annual list.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level ...
In the weeks before James B. Conant moved to remote learning as a result of COVID-19, service organizations RISE and the Cultural Awareness Club paired up to collect feminine hygiene products in order to donate them to Girls Forward, a Chicago based community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally by conflict and persecution.
Conant senior Sanjana Rajesh said she was ...
Township High School District 211 will hold two of its college information seminars, the Directions College and Career Fair, and the First-Generation College Symposium, virtually September 30.
The Directions College and Career Fair is designed to provide every student with access to academic and a career-oriented opportunity after high school and equip every student with the knowledge they need to succeed after graduation. The ...